The first wafers of the CMS Read Out Chip (CROC) for the High Luminosity Pixel detector have been produced and tested, marking a major milestone for the next generation CMS Tracker. Each silicon wafer contains 136 chips that are built to withstand…
After more than two years with lots of delicate work the Pixel Tracker has been successfully installed at the centre of the CMS detector and it is now ready for commissioning. The Pixel Tracker is the CMS sub-detector closest to the interaction…
The CMS detector is going through multiple maintenance works during the LHC Long Shutdown 2 (LS2), the first year of which is approaching its end. The beginning of 2019 saw the CMS Tracker Pixel detector extraction that is now stored in a clean room…
After the LHC was shut down at the end of 2018, one might think that physicists working in the large experiments can sit back and relax. On the contrary, CMS will undergo an intensive upgrade and maintenance program during the two-year long break in…